Ania Loomba deftly introduces and examines:key features of the ideologies and academic disciplines and around the world, Colonialism/Postcolonialism has. This accessible introduction explores the historical dimensions and theoretical concepts associated with colonial and post-colonial studies. Ania Loomba. ties, and Colonialism/Postcolonialism remains a primer for the aca- demic and common Ania Loomba’s Colonialism/Postcolonialism is probably one of the.

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Situated comparatively across disciplines and cultural contexts, this book is essential reading for anyone with an interest in postcolonial studies. Contents Situating Colonial and Postcolonial Studies.

Don’t have a Kindle? Loomba also discusses how naia struggles such as those of indigenous peoples, and the enclosure of the commons in different parts of the world shed light on the long histories of colonialism. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

So according to GR’s rati I’m probably not smart enough for this book, but I thought it was an awful read. Wow, that was a lot of marxism! This is a valuable text that breaks down the complexities and storied history within the field of post-colonial criticism and study. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. As is true of other titles in “The New Critical Idiom” series, this postcolonia,ism is intended to be both introductory and opstcolonialism, and it could even serve as a course posrcolonialism for advanced courses in theory.

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Selected pages Title Page. This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. It’s a good summary of the field and is up to date I read the 3rd edition, postcolonialisj inso mileage may vary.

Review Praise for the Second Edition: May 14, Talrubei rated it it was amazing Shelves: So according to GR’s rating system, this gets 1 star from me for I did not like it. However, I think Loomba’s purpose is not to provide a succinct, contemporary view of post-colonial studies as many reviewers seem to wantbut to outline and critique as many of the contradictions that exist within the field, in the interest of encouraging readers to look at the world around them from a critical perspective.

The Goodreads’ scale falls apart when you encounter a book that you admire, but which you didn’t ‘like’ a great deal. Not even mentioning the kilometric paragraphs.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Content-wise, Loomba presented a lot of ideas that had no follow-through and I also felt like she brought some excellent, easy to understand ideas for someone new to Postcolonial studies – if only she had pursued them.

Loomba summarizes various theories and criticisms of those theories. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Return to Book Page. The book does what it says on the tin, although one complaint I would make is that Loomba often presumes that the reader is sympathetic to postcolonial studies themselves, rather than just being postcoloniaalism interested onlooker.

Loobma Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Psychology Press- Literary Criticism – pages. Loomba does a good job of presenting as many different viewpoints as possible to track the evolution of the field, while also illustrating that many ideas are not ‘one size fits all’ solutions to fighting against colonial and neo-colonial oppression. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.


Her writing is clear, and the introduction and conclusion are just as helpful as the content. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. It is the ideal guide for students new to colonial discourse theory, postcolonial studies or postcolomialism theory as well as a reference for advanced students and teachers. Interesting how the author weaves in Shakespeare and the issue of gender.

Leif rated it liked it Nov 08, The lack of major division leaves her able to dive into each topic with considerable depth, with room to draw in the major critical voices in this area and have them engage in broad arguments; it also has the effect of making the aia occasionally difficult to orientate oneself within, and to get ‘above’ the discussion.

There is no doubt that this book remains the best general introduction to the field. I don’t think it’s a good book postclonialism an introduction: Not only does it have only three chapters, but the author often jumped from one subject to another, and I honestly lost the plot over and over again. With consummate ease Loomba maps the field, unravels the many strands of the debate and provides a considered critique.

Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. This is an excellent introduction to the field and a good reference book after.